birds

What factors put Philippine birds at risk of extinction?

Correlating bird traits with extinction risk suggests some birds more endangered than previously thought.


How do U… start birding?

Birds are all around, and all you need to get started is an observant eye.


Community science birding data does not yet capture global bird trends

More observations and more focus on common birds could fill the data gap.


Columns and rows of microscope slides, yellowed with age, containing male and female pairs of lice with descriptions of species, genes, location found, host and more info on their labels.

Discover parasite biodiversity from home

Millions of specimens are sitting in museums all over the world, but a lack of digital records make them hard to find and study. Help biologists discover parasite biodiversity.


‘Alien’ bird invasions

Research shows location is the biggest factor in successful “alien” bird invasions—which are also seen as negatively impacting native species.


A bird’s surprising sound source

U researchers find birds use a different organ to sing than humans do—producing sound with very high efficiency.


UTAH SCIENTISTS STUDY EGYPTIAN VULTURES

Bird research on three continents locates migration paths, identifies conservation opportunities.


FLIES ENDANGER DARWIN’S FINCHES

One of the most common finch species – the medium ground finch – may face extinction within several decades due to parasitic flies that infest their nests, according to a new study done at the U.


BIRD BANDING

Learn how to catch, identify and protect birds in Red Butte Canyon this summer.